The theme of the last posts has been while we all know what we should do, it is a whole other matter to actually consistent do it.
Frankly, I get tired of lists of things to do to diet right, exercise, sleep, etc. Most are so obvious that they put the mind to sleep. Appealing to the left brain rarely changes motivation, which is essentially a right brained function.
Nevertheless, I am linking a number of sites that list ways to stay motivated… The most important issue is that the last section in yesterday’s post — tailoring a program that fits one’s unique idiosyncrasies.
If I recall correctly, some years ago, it was reported that the man who could lift the most weights had a unique training program — he trained whenever he felt like. Sometimes he was lifting weights at 2:00 am in the morning, sometimes at lunch, sometimes not at all.
(Of course, these are 88 unique tips, some overlap. In fact, most overlap. But maybe one will get through. Be forewarned: reading through all of these made me want to lay down, eat cookies and not do an iota of exercise all day. There is something awfully un-motivating about making lists. )
(My favorite tip was “Wear your exercise clothes to bed.” I have to presume these are fresh exercise clothes).
The Mayo Clinic: 7 Steps for Staying Motivated
Self-Growth.com: 25 Ways to Stay
Zenhabits.com31 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise
Ineedmotivation.com: Six Great Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise
Articlebase.com: Ten Ways to motivate yourself to exercise
Lazy2work.com: 13 Tips to Motivate Lazy People to Exercise
ezinearticles.com : Five Best tips to motivate your lazy self